Found July 07, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
In 2008 when Andruw Jones hit .158 through the first couple of months of the year, I was certain he was done. After all, he had been steadily declining for seasons, and he was coming off a year where he hit .222 with the Braves. It’s only now, 4 years later, that I feel comfortable admitting something that I don’t very often–that I was dead wrong. Andruw Jones was once a phenom … now he’s a vastly underrated 4th outfielder for the Yankees. (Image credit: Elise Amendola / AP via CTPost.com) From Phenom to Valuable Specialist Andruw Jones has completely reinvented himself as a valuable specialist, or perhaps I should say, assassin, of left-handed pitching. In an age where managers play matchups and splits in a way they never have before, Jones has proven incredibly valuable against southpaws. Just how valuable has he been? Consider the following: 1) From a power perspective, he has been downright lethal. Since the second half of 2010, Jones has 29 HRs in his last 400 ABs. And that’s...
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